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How Tennessee baseball surged to a Top 5 national ranking

Tennessee baseball coach Tony Vitello durig the college baseball game against Western Carolina at Lindsey Nelson Stadium on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Kns Ut Baseball

In year four as head coach of the Tennessee baseball program, Tony Vitello is doing something special on Rocky Top. Over 30 games into the season, Vitello’s team has outscored its opponents 216-118, winning each contest by roughly three runs.

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but in the SEC “it just means more”. It’s been the top college football conference in the country for a considerable number of years, and there are always multiple teams in the men’s and women’s March Madness tournaments.